For over 30 years, Bret & Frisk have been performing and celebrating the great music from the epic acoustic soloists and groups with a message such as Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, John Denver, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, CCR, America,
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sarah McLachlan, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Elton John, Jerry Jeff Walker, Patsy Cline, Gordon Lightfoot, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Marshall Tucker Band, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Johnny Cash & June,
Kris Kristofferson, Willy Nelson, Jewel, Indigo Girls, The Everly Brothers, Warren Haynes, Guy Clark, Cat Stevens, Adele,
Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, and so many more! Hailed as the premier acoustic duo in their home state of Wisconsin,
Bret & Frisk have over 500 memorized songs in their repertoire and are strictly 2 vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, keyboard, harmonica and handheld percussion based. No drum machines, looping or extra electronics. 100% stripped down acoustic show that has entertained thousands over their 30-year career. The essence of acoustic music is captured in these no-break shows that often allow their audiences to chose their music. Come out and enjoy the Bret and Frisk Experience!
Bret & Frisk have been performing together throughout the Midwest and other parts of the country for the past 30 years. They met, appropriately enough, at an open microphone night in Breckenridge, Colorado in 1992 and have been together ever since.
Their backgrounds are as diverse as their musical repertoire. Bret grew up in Iowa, and began singing in his mother's hometown country church from a young age. His tastes turned to rock & roll as he became the front man for several successful bands throughout and after his college years, most notably The Pedestrians. As he grew more and more accomplished on the acoustic guitar, his tastes turned a little more toward the folk genre, and he began singing as a solo musician at several ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains. His major influences include Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and John Denver.
Frisk grew up on the east coast and studied music in college, performing in opera workshops, choral groups, and a capella singing groups. Her first time singing on a microphone was in Breckenridge, Colorado, the same night she met Bret. She joined his acoustic show, adding harmonies to his melody lines; the two have performed in this way in Colorado, Washington, California, New Hampshire, and most of the mid-western states.
Together they have put out 4 CDs of music, mostly cover songs, but with a few of Bret's original songs mixed in. Their unique blend of acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies have gained them a loyal following of all ages wherever they have taken their act. Audiences are encouraged to make requests from their repertoire of over 500 songs, making their shows more personal than most music acts.
Highlights of their musical career include sharing the stage with the band America, Three Dog Night, Charlie Daniels and performing for the owners of the St. Louis Cardinals, singing for a Denver Bronco golf fund-raising event, and last, but not least, performing hundreds of times for friends, family, and patrons of numerous venues. So come on out to one of their shows. They always enjoy seeing and meeting new people. Their music just might have you singing along, tapping your toes, or just pleasantly relaxing and reminiscing.